Wednesday, 2 December 2015


Title: Resisting the Moon  
Series: Royal Shifters, #2
Author: L.P. Dover
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance, Suspense
Publication date: December 28th 2015

BLURB supplied by Xpresso Book Tours
The past was pain.
The present unclear.
For Tyla Rand, her future couldn’t be bleaker. Death follows her everywhere, especially behind those she cares about. Being a member of the royal pack, she believes her time of happiness will come. That is, until wolves from her old pack show up missing. Her mission is to find them, but she won’t be going alone.
Sebastian Lyall, a true born royal and the one man Tyla loathes, has offered to help in her quest. Their journey not only brings out their true desires, but attracts the attention of another, someone from Tyla’s past. However, nothing is as it seems. Death is not done with her and now he wants her to pay. He won’t be satisfied until he’s taken everything away . . . including those she loves.



This REVIEW first appeared on my blog 25-08-15
Title: Turn Of The Moon
Series: Royal Shifters
Author: L.P. Dover
Genre: Paranormal, Shifter, Romance
Release Date: 24th August 2015

BLURB from Goodreads
One girl. Two wolves. Promised to one. Destined for the other. 

To escape the cruel, overbearing, Kade, the Yukon Pack alpha she’s been promised to, Bailey Whitehill flees her home in search of a new life, one of freedom where she can make her own choices. However, Kade will stop at nothing to make her his and begins the hunt. 

As Bailey starts her new life, everything she’s known to be true, is not. Time is of the essence and choices have to be made or consequences suffered. Not only does Bailey fear Kade, but another danger lurks deep in the recesses of the forest. Unbeknownst to her, that danger is what she’s been searching for all along. At the turn of the moon, her fate hangs in the balance . . . and it’s up to her to make the right choice.


To be honest after reading one or two shifter books I was looking for another that I thought would be really good. I went on Netgalley and saw this one, requested it and my request was accepted fairly quickly. as I was struggling with a book I was already reading I decided to start this one. I think my mum has read at least one L.P. Dover book and she enjoyed what she had read and as this one is paranormal/shifters I decided to give it a go.

As I mentioned above I received an e-arc of this title free form Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. The central feature of the cover the kissing couple under the moon, who I would say are Bailey and Ryker. The Moon is significant not only because it is on the cover and title but the way in which it's importance is an element revealed in the book. The book title and the authors name are done in a simplistic font that I think really suits the book cover as well as book content. Would the cover make me pick this book up in a bookstore? That's a difficult question to answer totally honestly as the authors name alone would make me want to know more about the book, but yes I think the cover would be appealing enough to me to push me to pick up the book to learn more about it's contents.
The central characters in this book are Bailey, Sebastian, Kade, and Ryker. The first line of the blurb is One girl (Bailey), Two Wolves. Promised to one (Kade). Destined for the other (Ryker). In fact I think the first line of the blurb would make a perfect byline to appear on the front cover! 
So Bailey is a rare female werewolf and her parents Darius and Annika Whitehall have promised her to Kade, Alpha of the Yukon Pack, even though Kade is known for being cruel and heartless. Bailey understands that the continuation of a wolf pack bloodline is important and something she can wholeheartedly agree with but to be almost "sold off" like an object, and a future breeding machine is something she cannot come to terms with at all.
Bailey is forced to go meet Kade, who is being rather arrogant by turning up at the meeting in his wolf form, exaggeratedly sniffing her, rubbing his scent on her, even going so far as to biting her and leaving his mark on her! Bailey has to make it look like she has accepted her fate, and plays along making Kade believe she is quite literally surrendering herself to him,  and that she is prepared to spend the rest of her life with Kade. As once they have mated the bond/binding cannot be undone. Once alone with him she allows him to touch her though she finds his touch revolting, then once he actually thinks she is about to give herself to him attacks Kade, leaving him severely injured, possibly dead, and runs off, feeling she would rather leave her family and go it alone as a lone wolf than be with the sadistic Kade. Bailey just runs blindly in the direction her instinct seems to be taking her in. Bailey remains alone and in her wolf form until she finds a beautiful lake and decides to shift back to her human form and get rid of any remaining scent of Kade on her. It's whilst she is in the water that she realises she is no longer alone, there's a large arctic wolf watching her. An unmated arctic wolf she doesn't recognise but that at the same time seems kind of familiar too. Bailey instinctively changes to her wolf form and runs! There is only the briefest hesitation from the male wolf but then he chases after her. The male wolf soon catches her pinning her to the ground, as she looks into his bright green eyes she hears a pack approaching and then suddenly everything goes black. . . . When Bailey wakes she hears voices discussing her. Bailey eavesdrops and learns that she is the green eyed wolf's mate and that he bit her to trigger the visions that would tell her they are true mates and reveal who she truly is.
Well I could really go on and on forever and more about this book I loved it! To say this is L.P. Dover's first paranormal book, it's amazing and definitely want to read more of this series. My mum has read at least one of L.P. Dover's Second Chances novels and really enjoyed that so that's why as soon as I heard about Turn Of The Moon I wanted to read it!
The plot of the book is quite complex, we the reader, find out who Bailey truly is as she does within the visions that Ryker, the green eyed wolf has triggered by biting her.
Once Bailey is up and about she meets Ryker and his pack, the only pack she has ever known that has different breeds mixed together in one pack. Sebastian follows her and it's soon explained he is not exactly who Bailey has thought he was. Though multiple Alpha's do not usually exist in one pack, Ryker welcomes Sebastian as he loves and wishes to please Bailey so much. So I suppose you'd think great the book must be straight forward from here, that Bailey just has to "mate" with Ryker . . .but. . .of course things do not go so simply. There is the Yukon Pack on the "war path" so they have to be dealt with as well as the whole problem of Bailey's missing memories. Ryker wants his and Bailey's relationship to develop slowly and naturally. Ryker is the polar opposite of Kade, where Kade is violent, sadistic, arrogant and impatient to have Bailey as his possession. Ryker is gentle, patient, willing to discuss points of view with Bailey as his equal not a submissive partner.
I admit I made loads of notes as I read this book, and feel a little sad that after re-reading them the majority I decided not to use as I feel it could spoil your enjoyment of reading the book and having everything unfold to you as they did to me as I was reading.
I've looked back at my status updates on Goodreads, and my first one was at just 36% I was saying "Quite complex plot and family history for Bailey, certainly keeping me hooked!" At 60% I was still talking about the complexities of the plot "wow pack politics, packs uniting for the common good." I loved the way Ryker was always watching out for not only his pack members but is part of rescuing a nearby pack Alpha's sister when she is kidnapped. When Ryker needs help even though he does not ask for it, surrounding packs including their Alpha's are prepared to join with him in his fight against the Yukon Pack even though it may involve lives being lost. 
There's also plenty of kick butt female characters in this book, Bailey, Kami and Teyla too. I'm expecting the character of Faith to also be quite strong although we don't really fully meet her in this book. My final Goodreads status update was ""Oh no Ryker!" and I'm sure you will know instantly at what point I was saying that when you get to it in the book. This book does take you on a journey alongside Bailey. Though the book is told from dual point of view, that of Bailey and also Ryker. My first initial reaction upon finishing was "I have discovered another fantastic shifter series, when can I read more?" and that is how I feel, if there were more books available in this series now to read.
The only thing I think I should point out is that this is an adult, 18+ content. So I'd say it was a little steamy in places, and quite descriptive too. Having said that the "steaminess" and "descriptive steamy" parts were well within the context of the book. If those "steamy" parts were removed this could also have been within the New Adult genre.
So did I enjoy the book? I totally loved it. I'm looking forward to reading other readers/bloggers review of the book and discussing it too.
Would I recommend the book? Yes! It's an 18+ kind of read though.
Would I want to read another book in this series? If there had been another book available in this series I would have wanted to read it straightaway! The rest of the series is right on my Must Read List already! When can I have more???
Would I want to read other titles by L.P. Dover? I think I may give her Second Chances series a go, though I'm not so sure when as my To Read List is super long.

Thoroughly enjoyed this book and am pleased to have discovered another brilliant shifter series to read. It is a book that I would go back to and re-read too. Which I know I do not do a lot as I have so many other books to read, but Turn Of The Moon is one I'd like to have on my keeper bookshelf. I think fans of Kelley Armstrong's Otherworld Series, and J.A. Belfield's Holloway Pack Series would love this series too.

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can't forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols.

Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written over seventeen novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.

L.P. Dover is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.
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